2007-08 NEW JERSEY INST. OF TECH. HIGHLANDERS MEN'S
(0-29 final record)
Back in August, the NCAA passed a four-year freeze on any new teams moving to
Division I. Part of the reason was too many teams with no facilities or
fanbase moving up. For instance, North Florida, N.C. Central, and Presbyterian
are in their first year of D-I. Their combined basketball record against
Division I opponents? 6-74 right now. And then there's NJIT.
The New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders also joined Division I this season. Unlike the other schools, they didn't have the blessed sense to schedule any lower division teams. And so, as a result, they will become the 6th team in Division I history (and only the third since 1945) to go winless. In 12 home games, they averaged a paltry 596 fans.
The last one was Savannah State in 2004, another school who moved up to D-I for absolutely no reason. One can only hope the NCAA will eventually boot these teams back down to D-II or over to the NAIA, where they belong. At least then their players will have a chance to win some games at their own level.
Visit NJIT's basketball homepage. If nothing else, it's professionally done.
|Date||Opponent||Final Score||Game Notes|
|Nov. 10||Manhattan College||70-28||NJIT kicks off their D-I career with a 16.7% shooting performance.|
|Nov. 13||at Univ. of Washington||88-47||The Huskies easily win in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.|
|Nov. 14||High Point College||76-53||High Point run to a 34-16 halftime lead in front of a shocking 7,000 fans.|
|Nov. 20||Univ. of Vermont||91-71||Another cold-shooting first half leaves the Highlanders down by 23.|
|Nov. 24||American University||73-50||American later shocked Maryland and actually got a Top 25 vote.|
|Nov. 26||at Lehigh University||67-58||NJIT cut a 14-point lead down to 5 with 1:25 left, but ran out of steam.|
|Nov. 28||at Rider University||84-58||Highlanders hang around for a while, until a 23-8 Rider run.|
|Dec. 1||at Univ. of Maine||86-58||Maine's RPI rating is an atrocious 315 (out of 341 Division I teams).|
|Dec. 3||at Lafayette College||81-56||The Leopards hold NJIT to 32% shooting, and lead by as much as 35.|
|Dec. 6||U.S. Military Academy||55-44||Army jumps out to a 14-0 lead and never looks back.|
|Dec. 8||at Fordham University||88-44||Fordham clears the bench, but still manages to double up the score.|
|Dec. 10||at Stony Brook University||62-53||The Seawolves were up by 18, and had a chance to blow NJIT away.|
|Dec. 13||Rutgers University||65-55||NJIT finally draws over 1,000 fans to a home game.|
|Dec. 30||at Univ. of Central Florida||82-50||The Golden Knights jumped on top 49-20, but didn't run up the score.|
|Dec. 31||at Texas-Pan American||76-61||The Broncs wins the UCF Holiday Classic Consolation game.|
|Jan. 2||at U.S. Naval Academy||84-55||NJIT's Nesho Milosevic has 25 on 9-11 shooting, and 10 rebounds.|
|Jan. 5||at Penn University||79-68||NJIT has now had to play ten of their last twelve games on their road.|
|Jan. 12||Columbia University||64-52||The Highlanders draw an embarrassingly low 207 fans.|
|Jan. 15||Cornell University||64-33||Cornell holds the Highlanders to a scant nine points in the first half.|
|Jan. 19||at Chicago St. Univ.||79-62||CSU was basically kicked out of the Mid-Con Conference in 2006.|
|Jan. 26||Texas-Pan American||54-42||UTPA was definitely kicked out of the Sun Belt Conference in 1998.|
|Jan. 29||Loyola College (MD)||72-54||NJIT's bench outscores their starters (32 points to 22).|
|Feb. 2||Utah Valley State||81-69||In lieu of anything interesting, let's point out the hideous UVSC logo.|
|Feb. 4||Longwood University||78-68||A paltry 130 fans show up for their team's 24th loss.|
|Feb. 9||at Texas-Pan American||90-64||UTPA sweeps the season series 3-0.|
|Feb. 13||at La Salle University||87-65||The Explorers used this win to start a nice little winning streak|
|Feb. 16||Chicago St. University||86-76||An exciting 2nd half sees both teams scoring 50 points.|
|Feb. 18||at Longwood College||96-78||NJIT ties the Division I record for most losses in a season with 28.|
|Feb. 23||at Utah Valley St.||76-50||And breaks it against the mighty wolverines of Utah Valley State.|
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